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Lorton Performance Center

550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
918-631-5241

The Roxana Rozsa and Robert Eugene Lorton Performance Center was completed in 2011. The facility includes the Herbert and Roseline Gussman Concert Hall with seating for 635 on two floors, as well as a full performance stage with ballet floor, scenery fly and trap room, a hydraulic orchestra pit, theatrical lighting and acoustical control booths. Guests enter through Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall, an elegant and spacious lobby that serves as an art gallery and pre-function space for receptions and similar gatherings.

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February 2020

Bela Rozsa Student Composition Competition

February 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Free

Each year, the Bela Rozsa Student Composition Competition takes place in the form of a concert performance and the public is invited and encouraged to attend free of charge. Three professional composers will judge the competition. The student composition winners and prizes will be announced at the end of the competition.

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Mr. & Ms. International Pageant 2020

February 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Join us in the Lorton Performace Center for a celebration of culture and talents. Enjoy international cuisine, fashion, talent, awards and much more.

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TU Symphony Orchestra presents the Games Musicians Play

February 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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“Games Musicians Play” will feature music that illustrates numerous aspects of musical ‘play’. Richard Wagner, conductor with TU School of Music faculty artists: Joseph Rivers, composer Lisa Wagner, oboe John Rush, flute Dr. David Carter, clarinet and Sarah Evans, English horn (Tulsa Community College) The evening will begin with the orchestral suite “Jeux D’Enfants” (Children’s Games) by Georges Bizet, music complete with dolls, toy soldiers and spinning tops. The next three works are all ‘concerti’, where soloists lead and the…

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TU Symphony Orchestra Concert

February 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Bela Rozsa Memorial Concert

February 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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The annual Bela Rozsa Memorial Concert will feature compositions by the TU student winners of the 2020 Bela Rozsa Composition Competition and performances of modern and contemporary music by TU faculty and guest performers.

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March 2020

TU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds Concert

March 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Just Duet: Music for Four-hand Piano

March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Free

Join the TU School of Music faculty at Concerts with Commentary, a concert series designed to acquaint you with the varied and unusual repertoire for instruments and voice. Led by TU adjunct professors Dana Maher (piano) and Allyson Eskitch (piano), Just Duet: Music for Four-hand Piano will be an informal and lively hour-long concert beginning with insightful commentary about the music and conclude with an opportunity to converse with the musicians. It’s like taking a music class but with no…

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2020 International Night

March 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Ready to dive in? Join us on March 6th at the Lorton Performance Center for a night of stunning performances. This year's theme is that of diving deeper into one's culture to capture and showcase its lesser-known aspects, thus one must go "Under The Sea"! We cant wait to see you there! Remember, FREE food!

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12th Annual Spring Film Festival

March 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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The Annual Spring Film Festival welcomes entries of short films by TU students and recent alumni, regardless of major, to be viewed by a distinguished panel of judges. These films are viewed at a private screening on campus, during which awards in various categories are given. Attendees of the festival also vote for the Audience Choice Award. This year's festival will take place in the Meinig Recital Hall in the Lorton Performance Center. Reception begins at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will…

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September 2021

2021 Brock Prize Symposium with Dr. Sanjeev Arora

September 7, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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2021 Brock Prize Symposium

Join us for the 2021 Brock Prize Symposium with featured speaker and 2021 Brock Prize Laureate, Dr. Sanjeev Arora. The event will be held at the University of Tulsa Lorton Performance Center and will also be broadcast live via the internet. Dr. Sanjeev Arora founded Project ECHO – a revolutionary guided-practice instructional and telementoring model that provides professional development opportunities to under-served and remote areas of the state, nation and world. Twenty-one ECHO partners in three countries operate more than…

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Film Club Meeting

September 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Film Club will meet for the first time this semester to discuss roles of the group, meeting frequency and club goals for the rest of the year. The meeting will take place in the upper lobby of LPC. All are welcome to attend this info session, film major not required. For additional information, contact Professor Van Hanken at jeff-vanhanken@utulsa.edu.

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TU Outdoor Fall Film Festival

September 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Free

Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the TU Fall Film Festival, held under the stars on the lawn behind the Lorton Performance Center. Each year, the Department of Film Studies selects award-winning standouts from the past to screen alongside world premieres of new work. Includes special guests, networking, fun, laughter and "The Musical."

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October 2021

TU Visiting Artist Music Recital

October 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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The University of Tulsa School of Music is proud to present J. Donald Feagin Visiting Artists tenor Steven Tharp and fortepiano specialist Janice Wenger in recital on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Meinig Recital Hall. The intimate program presented by the Metropolitan Opera and Grammy-nominated® tenor will feature songs by Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert, and will be performed with an authentic replica of an 1802 Viennese fortepiano, the precursor to the modern piano used during the early classical…

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Distinguished Alumni Celebration

October 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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The 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumni, J. Paschal Twyman Award recipient and Ms. Homecoming will be honored during Homecoming weekend at the Distinguished Alumni Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 7 in the Lorton Performance Center. The 2020-2021 honorees will also be celebrated at the Bonfire and Pep Rally on Friday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. on Dietler Commons (formerly known as "The U") and at halftime during the football game on Saturday, Oct. 9. Please RSVP online by Thursday, Sept. 24. Register for Homecoming 2021 events in one convenient location! Complete the…

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Gold Medallion Society Brunch

October 9, 2021
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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The University of Tulsa will honor the classes of 1970 and 1971 during Homecoming 2021 at a brunch on Saturday, Oct. 9. A time will be announced when the TU vs. Memphis homecoming football game time is released. Each year, The University of Tulsa celebrates one of the most treasured traditions of Homecoming, the induction of an esteemed group of alumni who graduated 50 years or more ago into the Gold Medallion Society. Each fall, new members are recognized, celebrated and presented…

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Canceled – TU Jazz Concert

October 14, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Note: This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Join the TU School of Music for a jazz concert. For more information, please contact katy-gallagher@utulsa.edu.

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TU Up Close

October 15, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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TU Up Close is a day-long visit program aimed at providing prospective students an overview of the university. The program starts in the morning and concludes in the afternoon.

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TU Up Close

October 22, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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TU Up Close is a day-long visit program aimed at providing prospective students an overview of the university. The program starts in the morning and concludes in the afternoon.

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TU Symphony Orchestra Concert – Music of the People

October 25, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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The University of Tulsa Symphony Orchestra begins its 2021-22 concert season with a performance on Monday, Oct. 25. The performance, Music of the People, will feature folk and dance-inspired works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Vaughan Williams, Grieg, Dvorak and Aaron Copland. TU Professor Richard Wagner will conduct. This performance is free and open to the public.

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TU’s Got Talent

October 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Singers! Dancers! Instrumentalists! Aerialist! See TU students showcase their many talents Free and open to the public. Masks are required.

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November 2021

Concerts With Commentary – Maureen O’Boyle, violin

November 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Everyone is welcome at this free concert featuring the great unaccompanied sonatas of J.S. Bach. Masks are required.

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Cappella Chamber Singers and TU Chorale Fall Concert

November 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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The University of Tulsa School of Music presents Cappella Chamber Singers and TU Concert Chorale in their Fall Concert. Kim Childs will conduct works by Diemer, Rheinberger, Aguiar, Pärt, Stanford, Antognini, Clausen and more. The concert, which will be held at the University of Tulsa Lorton Performance Center, is free and open to the public. Masks are respectfully required for this performance; for additional information, please contact the School of Music at 918-631-2234.

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Tulsa Time

November 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - November 15, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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Join us for Tulsa Time! Spend 24 hours living the TU lifestyle! Tour campus and residence halls Attend a class Visit with faculty during academic interest sessions Learn about campus life from a TU student panel Meet new friends that may become future classmates Eat dinner and enjoy evening campus activities with University Ambassadors Register online.

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TU Opera Theater – “Go for Baroque”

November 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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The University of Tulsa Opera Theatre presents “Go for Baroque,” a concert of Baroque and early Classical ensembles, arias and songs. The performance is directed by Professor Brady McElligott, and also features students and community members collaborating with the singers with various obbligato instruments appropriate to the genre. Admission is free, and masks are respectfully required.

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January 2022

TU Up Close

January 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lorton Performance Center, 550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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TU Up Close is a day-long visit program aimed at providing prospective students an overview of the university. The program starts in the morning and concludes in the afternoon. Who is invited? High school students graduating in 2022 or 2023 Parents of high school students graduating in 2022 or 2023 Transfer students What will they experience? Take a campus tour Learn about financial aid and scholarships Attend a First Year Experience mock class Attend an open house with professors from…

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